Updated on Sep 16, 2017
2017-present, Department of Biology, LMU Munich
Advisor: Richard M. Merrill
2015-2017, Department of Biology, Duke University
Advisor: Sheila N. Patek
The Graduate Program in Organismic and Evolutionary Biology
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Advisor: Duncan J. Irschick
The Graduate Program in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
National Taiwan University
Advisor: Yao-Sung Lin
Department of Zoology
National Taiwan University
OEB Graduate Student Research Grant 2013, $1,000
UMass Amherst Dissertation Research Grant 2012, $1,000
UMass Amherst Fellowship 2012, $16,000
OEB Natural History Collections Grant 2012, $1,000
Sigma-Xi Grant-in-aid of Research 2011, $500
OEB Graduate Student Research Grant 2011, $500
Jane Hallenbeck Bemis Endowment for Natural History Research 2010, $3,000
Taiwan Ministry of Education Scholarship 2008, $50,000
Fulbright Science and Technology Award 2008 (declined)
National Taiwan University Presidential Award 2003, $100
Kuo C-Y and Patek SN. 2017. Extreme energy transfer rate in trap-jaw ants' fast mandible strikes. Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting. Oral presentation. New Orleans LA, USA.
Kuo C-Y, Irschick DJ. 2015. Ecological mechanism behind a costly antipredator trait: tail autotomy in lizards. Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting. Oral presentation. West Palm Beach FL, USA.
Kuo C-Y, Showalter I, Russell AP, Crosby AJ, Irschick DJ. 2014. Morphology and material properties of the lateral digital tendons in geckos (Reptilia:Gekkota): a pioneer study. Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting. Poster presentation. Austin TX, USA.
Kuo C-Y, Irschick DJ. 2013. A costly antipredator behavior in a gradient of predation pressure: tail autotomy in the side-blotched lizard Uta stansburiana. Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting. Poster presentation. San Francisco CA, USA.
Kuo C-Y, Gillis GB, Irschick DJ. 2012. Take this broken tail and learn to jump: can green anole lizards Anolis carolinensis restore reduced in-air stability after tail loss? Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting. Oral presentation. Charleston SC, USA.
Kuo C-Y. 2011. Vertebral morphology and the facility of tail autotomy in lizards. Northeastern Regional Meeting of Vertebrate Morphology. Oral presentation. Kingstown RI, USA
Kuo C-Y, Irschick DJ. 2011. The effect of tail loss on behaviors, an example from yellow-chinned anole Anolis gundlachi. Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting. Oral presentation. Salt Lake City UT, USA.
See "Publication" for all articles and pdfs
SOURCE (Study of Using R Codes and Executables, a weekly workshop on R-releted topics)
How Organisms Move (topic: biomechanics, ecology and evolution of trap-jaw ants)
Comparative Physiology (topic: animal locomotion)
Animal Behavior (topic: antipredator defense)
Introductory Biology Labs
Quantitative Systems Biology Labs
Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy Labs
National Taiwan University:
Comparative Anatomy Labs
Justin Jorge and Achintya Kumar (Army Education Outreach Program Internship)
Project: Kinematics of jaw-powered escape jumps in the trap-jaw ant Odontomachus brunneus
Anna Ruta and Casey Thompson (Army Education Outreach Program Internship)
Project: Kinematics of latch release in trap-jaw ants
Project: The evolution of scaling and shape variation of gecko toepads
Project: Digit placement during adhesive climbing in geckos
Project: Daily activity pattern of captive green anole lizards
Peer reviewer for Proceedings of the Royal Society B, Journal of Experimental Biology, Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, Journal of Anatomy, Journal of Morphology, PLoS ONE, Current Biology, Evolutionary Biology